Member MOAA Awards & Honors

The following awards and honors have been paid to our members while they have belonged to our chapter.

National MOAA Leadership Award

The MOAA Leadership Award is presented to council and chapter officers who have made an exceptional contribution to their chapter, council, or to MOAA.  The award is distinguished by a special gold lapel pin and is awarded with a letter of congratulations from the MOAA president.

National MOAA Certificate of Merit

The MOAA Certificate of Merit is presented to chapter officers who have made significant contributions to their chapter, council, or to MOAA.  The award is distinguished with a certificate signed by the MOAA president.

Chapter Meritorious Service Award

The Arizona Chapter of MOAA has provided the Meritorious Service Award to recognize and reward outstanding acts or services which are above and beyond that normally expected and which distinguish the individual among those performing similar acts or services.

This award was first presented to deserving members in November 2001.  In 2012 the total number of MSAs awarded to an individual was capped at three.

You can view the MSA Selection Process by clicking on the underlined words.  Please view the recipients by clicking on the underlined year.

2016 Meritorious Service Award

  • Col Charlie Bitner, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • LTJG Donna Bright, USN former
  • CAPT Bruce Kosaveach, USN Retired
  • COL Lee Lange, USMC Retired – 3rd Award
  • CPT Paul Schnur, USA former
  • MAJ Janet Stultz, USA Retired

2015 Meritorious Service Award

  • Col Charlie Bitner, USAF Retired
  • Col Dave Fleming, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • CAPT Frank M. Hoak, III, USN Retired – 2nd Award
  • Mrs. Leonore Hoak, spouse – 4th Award
  • COL Lee Lange, USMC Retired – 2nd Award

2014 Meritorious Service Award

  • LCDR Arlene Day, USN Retired – 2nd Award
  • Col Dave Fleming, USAF Retired
  • Mrs. Leonore Hoak, spouse – 3rd Award
  • COL Lee Lange, USMC Retired

2013 Meritorious Service Award

  • COL Nancy J. Burt, USA Retired – 2nd Award
  • LCDR Arlene Day, USN Retired
  • COL John Ady, USA Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Beth Cullison, spouse – 4th Award
  • Mrs. Leonore Hoak, spouse – 2nd Award
  • Mrs. JoAnn Roscher, spouse – 2nd Award

2012 Meritorious Service Award

  • COL Nancy J. Burt, USA Retired
  • Mrs. Beth Cullison, spouse – 3rd Award
  • LtCol Ronald R. Green, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • CAPT Frank M. Hoak, III, USN Retired
  • Mrs. Leonore Hoak, spouse
  • Mrs. JoAnn Roscher, spouse
  • COL Robert E. Welch, USA Retired – 3rd Award
  • NOTE:  Awards capped at three awards per person.

2011 Meritorious Service Award

  • CAPT Daniel M Conway, USCG Retired – 5th Award
  • Lt Col James D Cullison, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Beth Cullison, spouse – 2nd Award
  • Col Patrick L Dale, USAF Retired – 6th Award
  • Col Gary W. Fredricks, USAF Retired – 7th Award
  • Mrs. Marie Fredricks, spouse – 5th Award
  • Col Ron Perkins, USAF Retired – 4th Award
  • COL Bill Roscher, USA Retired – 3rd Award
  • COL Chuck Schluter, USA Retired – 7th Award
  • CPT Paul Schnur, M.D., USA (former)
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired – 7th Award
  • COL Robert E. Welch, USA Retired – 2nd Award

2010 Meritorious Service Award

  • COL John R. Ady, USA Retired – 2nd Award
  • CAPT Daniel M Conway, USCG Retired – 4th Award
  • Lt Col James D Cullison, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • Mrs. Beth Cullison, spouse
  • Col Patrick L Dale, USAF Retired – 5th Award
  • Mrs. Patricia Dale, spouse – 3rd Award
  • Col Gary W. Fredricks, USAF Retired – 6th Award
  • Mrs. Marie Fredricks, spouse – 4th Award
  • Col Ron Perkins, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • COL Bill Roscher, USA Retired – 2nd Award
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired – 6th Award
  • COL Robert E. Welch, USA Retired
  • Col Arthur R Worthington, USAF Retired – 4th Award

2009 Meritorious Service Award

  • COL John R. Ady, USA Retired
  • CAPT Daniel M Conway, USCG Retired – 3rd Award
  • Lt Col James D Cullison, USAF Retired
  • Col Patrick L Dale, USAF Retired – 4th Award
  • Mrs. Patricia Dale, spouse – 2nd Award
  • Col Gary W. Fredricks, USAF Retired – 5th Award
  • Mrs. Marie Fredricks – 3rd Award
  • Capt Cecil E. Houser, USAF – 3rd Award
  • COL William G. Roscher, USA Retired
  • COL Charles H. Schluter, USA Retired – 6th Award
  • Col Arthur R Worthington, USAF Retired – 3rd Award

2008 Meritorious Service Award

  • Col Patrick Dale, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Patricia Dale, spouse
  • Col Gary Fredricks, USAF Retired – 4th Award
  • Mrs. Marie Fredricks, spouse – 2nd Award
  • Maj William Johnson, USAF Retired – 3rd Award (Posthumously)
  • Col Ron Perkins, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • COL Chuck Schluter, USA Retired – 5th Award
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired – 5th Award
  • Mrs. Fran Tassin, spouse

2007 Meritorious Service Award

  • Col Patrick L. Dale, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • Col Gary W. Fredricks, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Marie Fredricks, spouse
  • Col Ronald J. Perkins, USAF Retired
  • COL Charles H. Schluter, USA Retired – 4th Award
  • Maj William J. Johnson, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired – 4th Award
  • Col Arthur R. Worthington, USAF Retired – 2nd Award

2006 Meritorious Service Award

  • LtCol Chester Baumer, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Betty Baumer, spouse
  • LtCol Frank E. Birtciel, USAF Retired – 4th Award
  • Mrs. Velma Birtciel, spouse – 3rd Award
  • Col Patrick L. Dale, USAF Retired
  • CDR John W. Gerometta, USCG Retired – 2nd Award
  • CAPT Davalee G. Norton, USCG Retired
  • COL Charles H. Schluter, USA Retired – 3rd Award
  • LT James C. Seidl, USCG Retired – 4th Award
  • Mrs. Jo Ann Thompson, spouse – 2nd Award
  • Col Arthur R. Worthington, USAF Retired

2005 Meritorious Service Award

  • Mrs. Velma Birtciel, spouse – 2nd Award
  • Col Gary W. Fredricks, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • CDR John W. Gerometta, USCG Retired
  • Maj William J. Johnson, USAF Retired
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Jo Ann Thompson, spouse

2004 Meritorious Service Award

  • LtCol Frank E. Birtciel, USAF Retired – 3rd Award
  • Mrs. Dolly Blecick, spouse – 2nd Award
  • CAPT Daniel Conway, USCG Retired – 2nd Award
  • Col Gary W. Fredricks, USAF Retired
  • LTC Richard Horn, USA Retired – 2nd Award
  • Capt Tom Houser, USAF – 2nd Award
  • MAJ Arthur P. Parker, USA Retired
  • LT James C. Seidl, USCG Retired – 3rd Award
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired – 2nd Award

2003 Meritorious Service Award

  • LtCol Chester Baumer, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • LtCol Frank E. Birtciel, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • Mrs. Dolly Blecick, spouse
  • LtCol Ronald Green, USAF Retired – 2nd Award
  • LTC Richard Horn, USA Retired
  • Capt Tom Houser, USAF
  • Mrs. Chris Magadan, spouse
  • COL Charles H. Schluter, USA Retired – 2nd Award
  • LT James C. Seidl, USCG Retired – 2nd Award
  • LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Retired

2002 Meritorious Service Award

  • LtCol Chester Baumer, USAF Retired
  • Mrs. Velma Birtciel, spouse
  • COL Jack Bryan, USA Retired
  • LtCol Bernie Conway, USAF Retired
  • CAPT Daniel Conway, USCG Retired
  • LtCol Raymond Deane, USAF Retired
  • LT Norman Derouin, USN Retired
  • Maj Ronald Drew, USAF Retired
  • LtCol Ronald Green, USAF Retired
  • 2Lt Raymond Hitzel, USA (former)
  • MAJ Peter Magadan, USA Retired

November 2001 – First Awarding of the Meritorious Service Award

  • LtCol William E. Adams, USAF Retired
  • Mrs. Carol Adams, spouse
  • LtCol Frank E. Birtciel, USAF Retired
  • CAPT Irene L. Doto, PHS Retired
  • Maj William J. Johnson, USAF Retired
  • LTC Robert D. Rutherford, USA Retired
  • COL Charles H. Schluter, USA Retired
  • LT James C. Seidl, USCG Retired
  • LTC William K. Toy, USA Retired

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